FRIDAY 20TH JAN.,2017
TOPIC: SEEING YOUR WORK AS GOD’S WILL (3)
TEXT: Psalms 127:1
“Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it:
except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain….”
When probably your skill level is high but the challenge of the task is too low, you experience boredom. Consequently, when your skill level is low and the challenge of the task is too high, you experience frustration and anxiety, but when the level of the challenge matches the level of your skills – then you’re in the flow’. (Exo. 36:1-2) We don’t work mainly for money, recognition, promotion, applause, or fame but for blessing (Exo. 39.4243).
We work for flow. We live for flow. We hunger for flow, and when it’s present, something happens in our spirits as we connect with a reality beyond ourselves and partner With God. This is Why the psalmist says, ‘Unless the Lord builds the house, those Who build it labour in vain.’ Flow is part Of What We experience in that partnership and, in that, God in turn uses flow to shape us. Bezaleel experienced flow when he carved wood, David when he played the harp. Samson when he used his strength, Paul when he wrote a brilliant letter, Daniel when he ran a government, and Hiram that did the furnishings (1 Kings 7:1-14). One Of the great spiritual acts Of service you can do is to ask whether people are experiencing flow in their work, and help them experience it even more. When you’re working in the flow Of God’s service; activities that enhance and bless the lives of others – you’re working ‘in the Spirit. In other words, you are actually filled With the Spirit Of God and obedience is the key to experiencing this flow as God is the One directing and manifesting His glory upon such a one.
Paul was in the flow when he described himself as ‘ poor, yet making many rich; having nothing, and yet possessing everything’ (2 Cor. 6:10). Exodus gives a vivid picture Of how a flow is imparted by God.
Humbly commit yourself to God for His flow in your life today.
Meditation: Exodus 31 :1-11
Gen. 21; Matthew 20; Nehemiah 10; Acts 20